Issue No. 05 - May (1990 vol. 23)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.53352
<p>x-kernel is an experimental operating system for personal workstations that allows uniform access to resources throughout a nationwide internet: an interconnection of networks similar to the TCP/IP internet. This network is also called the National Research and Education Network (NREN). The x-kernel supports a library of protocols, and it accesses different resources with different protocol combinations. In addition, two user-level systems that give users an integrated and uniform interface to resources have been built on top of the x-kernel. These two systems-a file system and a command interpreter-hide differences among the underlying protocols.</p>
H. Rao, N. Hutchinson, L. Peterson and S. O'Malley, "The x-kernel: A Platform for Accessing Internet Resources," in Computer, vol. 23, no. , pp. 23-33, 1990.